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This thesis considers Thomas Middleton's female trickster figures using A Mad World, My Masters, and No Wit No Help Like a Woman's as example plays. I argue that by having his female characters successfully live by their wits, using their wit to manipulate custom in their intrigues, Middleton allots his women, who are not formally educated, a sophisticated understanding of social and gender politics. This level of understanding requires the women to possess a substantial amount of inherentdoi:10.20381/ruor-4686 fatcat:tlq6f5nwwzegvjnq7esbl5qrh4